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‘Show a Renaissance Story’ – $1000 First Prize for Winning Video

May 4, 2015

[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance is hosting a video contest as part of its 15th year celebration.  Groups and individuals are invited to create a “visual time capsule” in the form of one-to-three minute videos that show how Sullivan Renaissance has impacted people, organizations and communities.

The winning video will receive $1000, with additional prizes for the runners up.  There is no submission fee.

To participate, individuals should register before Friday, May 29 with their name, mailing address, phone and email.  They should also indicate the story they want to tell, if they already know.

Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 15 by emailing the following information to name, contact information, title of video, featured community, and YouTube or Vimeo link to video.

The judging criteria includes: length, message clarity, creativity, audience appeal and technical aspects.  Participants will be notified of the judges’ decisions by August 3.  The winning submission will be shown at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 10 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

To obtain more information about contest registration, email or call 845-295-2442.  To learn more about Sullivan Renaissance and see the 2015 grant recipients, which will have inspiring stories to share, go to

For some basic tips and tricks on how to edit a video, see the YouTube video by Zac Stuart-Pontier, Narrowsburg native and editor of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst at  

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.